Take your family travels to two more under-the-radar destinations this holiday season, with both boasting charming stores, light displays, visits from Santa and more.
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
Even though it’s more traditionally a beach town, Stone Harbor features plenty to do during the holiday season, including holiday shopping at Paisley Christmas Shoppe or Mudough’s Christmas Shop and the Holiday Bash by the Bay, a beach holiday party.
At The Reeds at Shelter Haven, brunch with Santa and his elves on Dec. 4 and 11, and check out the gingerbread scale model of the hotel made by Bredenbeck Bakery in Philadelphia. The resort’s Gingerbread Getaway offer includes a gingerbread-making kit, two gingerbread cocktails and a $100 dining credit to any hotel restaurant.
But, up first, Stone Harbor’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Sing-along takes place Nov. 25.
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Perfect for a winter getaway, New Hope, located between New York City and Philadelphia, has been dubbed a “Hallmark” town by singer Lance Bass. Holiday activities include nearby Peddler’s Village’s Holidays in the Village with 1 million-plus lights, shopping, a gingerbread house competition and Santa visits. “Million Dollar Quartet: Christmas at Bucks County Playhouse” runs through Jan. 1.
At River House at Odette’s, Odette’s Overlook offers the perfect spot to cozy up with a Christmas cocktail. The property boasts brunch with Santa on Dec. 11 and a holiday book reading and signing with author Lynn Steger Strong for her book Flight.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Family travelers to England can’t miss the return of the annual Bath at Christmas in the picturesque and historic city of Bath. Nights of entertainment, lights, and delicious food and drinks queue up for an unforgettable Christmas.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.